When 16-year-old Christian Guardino first came on stage, he appeared shy and nervous. He has gone through a lot for a child his age. Born blind, he found the courage to try an experimental gene therapy that gave him some of his sight at 12 years old. AS he speaks to Simon, you could tell his nerves are getting to him, but once again he finds the courage to overcome, and it’s a good thing he did.
As soon as the music started, Christian turned into another person. His amazing voice was put on display as he belted out “Who’s Loving You” in front of audience that were on their feet singing along. He took command of the stage as if he’s been performing for years. This is what you call natural talent.
The judges were blown away by Christian’s performance, with Mel saying, “You’re like a bright light.” Simon said, “You were like a little mouse who turned into a lion…you are one of my favorite contestants this year.” Heidi described him as “an amazing gift,” and Howei pressed the Golden Buzzer.1 of 1